Blogger fined for name suppression breaches

Controversial blogger Cameron Slater has been convicted on eight charges of breaching name suppression orders and one of identifying a victim in a sex case.

Auckland District Court Judge David Harvey has ordered the author of the Whale Oil blog to pay $750 for each count of name suppression and court costs of $130, adding up to $6130.

Mr Slater posted encrypted messages on his blog that identified suppressed names of defendants in a number of high profile cases.

His posts mainly targeted people charged with sex offences, such as a former MP, a popular entertainer and an ex-Olympian.

Mr Slater has campaigned against New Zealand’s name suppression laws and launched the anti-suppression group Shame (Suppression Helps Abusers Make Excuses).

This article is tagged with the following keywords. Find out more about My Tags

Post Comment

8 Comments & Questions

Commenter icon key: Subscriber Verified

a small fee to pay for what the will of the people is


good for you dude! why should there be one law for us and special treatment for those in the public eye, or those in a higher tax bracket?if i wasnt on 'em-bail' i would shake your hand!!!


A small fee to pay for a lot of publicity!


A fortunate ruling, if youre into wife beating and nonceing up the kids!


Keep up the good work!


indeed keep up the good work.


No doubt the above posters are the same person ie. (cameron slater). Quite clever by putting a name then anonymous each post. I approve of alot of what you do cameron but do not try mislead anyone. Its very easy to pick the truth out of anything from your website. Good on you for identifying people charged with sex offences however its best not to identify the victims. Best of luck too you


the first <a href=""><font color="#000000">Asics Tiger</font></a>layer of leather Forrest<a href=""><font color="#000000">Asics Onitsuka Tiger Shoes</font></a> Gump Forrest Gump like to wear casual shoes Onituka Tiger, Lee likes to wear <a href=""><font color="#000000">Onitsuka Tiger shoes</font></a>Onituka Tiger casual shoes,
KILL<a href=""><font color="#000000">Asics Tiger Onitsuka</font></a> BILL Kill Bill FUma Thurman character, wearing Onituka Tiger.<a href=""><font color="#000000">Asics Tiger Shoes</font></a>Onituka is the case.See a more <a href=""><font color="#000000">Asics Onitsuka Shoes</font></a>detailed history of the brand: In 1949,
in Japan<a href=""><font color="#000000">Asics Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66</font></a> KOBE, KIHACHIRO ONITSUKA (Onitsuka hi Hachiro) <a href=""><font color="#000000">Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66</font></a>created ASCIS predecessor.In creating the initial,<a href=""><font color="#000000">Asics Mexico 66</font></a> ASCIS more like a shoe factory.But now,
ASCIS <a href=""><font color="#000000">Asics Tiger Mexico 66</font></a>various parts of the world <a href=""><font color="#000000">Onitsuka Tiger Mexico</font></a>each year are sold over 300,000 pairs of sports goods.Has become the world's fifth-largest <a href=""><font color="#000000">Onitsuka Tiger Mexico</font></a>sports goods manufacturer.
Connaught <a href=""><font color="#000000">onitsuka Tiger Mini Cooper</font></a>by the director<a href=""><font color="#000000">onitsuka Tiger Mini</font></a> of "Kill Bill" ("Kill Bill") movie, <a href=""><font color="#000000">onitsuka Tiger Mini Clubman</font></a>starring Uma Thurman wore a yellow short tribute to Bruce Lee riding a waist coat,
the <a href=""><font color="#000000">Onitsuka Tiger Olympo</font></a>bottom is yellow ridethe end of the black <a href=""><font color="#000000">Onitsuka Tiger By Asics Ultimate 81</font></a>pattern of Onitsuka Tiger.In 1949, Mr. Hachiro hi Onitsuka founded in Kobe, Japan asics (Aspen Lakes),
the predecessor - Onitsuka Tiger.<a href=""><font color="#000000">Onitsuka Tiger Ultimate 81</font></a> Since the 1956 Olympics began, Onitsuka Tiger athletes around the world to be loved and respected; 1977.


Post New comment or question

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

NZ Market Snapshot


Sym Price Change
USD 0.7740 -0.0003 -0.04%
AUD 0.9511 0.0005 0.05%
EUR 0.6324 -0.0002 -0.03%
GBP 0.4954 0.0001 0.02%
HKD 6.0039 0.0001 0.00%
JPY 92.5100 -0.0050 -0.01%


Commodity Price Change Time
Gold Index 1195.4 -2.890 2014-12-19T00:
Oil Brent 61.4 1.580 2014-12-19T00:
Oil Nymex 57.1 2.910 2014-12-19T00:
Silver Index 16.0 0.096 2014-12-19T00:


Symbol Open High Last %
NZX 50 5518.5 5545.0 5539.3 -0.21%
NASDAQ 4752.6 4782.1 4748.4 0.36%
DAX 9901.3 9901.3 9811.1 -0.25%
DJI 17778.0 17874.0 17778.2 0.15%
FTSE 6466.0 6566.9 6466.0 1.23%
HKSE 23158.3 23189.6 22832.2 1.25%
NI225 17511.0 17621.4 17210.0 2.39%